Here are a few more good news stories from the outbreak . . .
1. A zoo in Tacoma, Washington has started doing personalized videos for kids called “Animal Shoutouts.” A $50 donation gets you a 30-second clip, where a zookeeper says hello or happy birthday while an animal does a trick. You can choose from 11 animals, including a walrus, sloth, seal, penguin, and parrot. (Here are examples.)
2. A judge in Houston had a family evicted last week. So the cops who had to kick them out started a GoFundMe page to help them, along with other families in the same situation. And people have donated HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS of dollars already. The dad did a follow-up interview and got pretty emotional about it. (There’s also a separate GoFundMe just for his family.)
3. A guy in Alaska named Jack Little got in on the Venmo Challenge the other day, and tipped a waitress $500. And he’s not done. He says his friends on social media have been really generous, so he still has another $7,000 to shell out.
4. A group in Omaha called the Dreamweaver Foundation normally helps seniors with bucket list stuff . . . crazy things like hot air balloon rides. But they pivoted when COVID-19 hit, and used their budget to give 300 Facebook Portals to nursing homes in Nebraska and Iowa. So now people can video chat with friends and family.